Ben Goldfogle was an amazing child who battled leukemia for half of his life. Bens family, friends and neighbors want to show love and admiration for him, and for all the other children who are battling life threatening illnesses by doing something to support Childrens National Medical Center, in Washington, DC., where Ben was treated from 2003 at the age of 5½ until he died when he was almost 12 on September 3, 2009.
Every April, in memory of Ben, we hold a 5K and 1 Mile run in the neighborhood where Ben lived. You can read all about the Run and register for the Run at our website: www.bensrun.org. Proceeds from the run will benefit the Childrens National Medical Centers Blood and Marrow Transplant Fund in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Childrens National has approximately 300 new diagnoses in cancer each year and it conducts 50 bone marrow transplants (BMTs) each year. Childrens National receives visits from more than 19,000 children annually who are fighting cancer.
Thank you for helping us raise money to help Childrens National Medical Center to find ways to improve the treatment of kids with cancer!